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Alyssa Bustamante, a Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

She murdered Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, Mo., in 2009.

The judge also ordered Alyssa Bustamante, now 18, to serve a consecutive 30-year term in the armed criminal action charge. Here's her booking photo:

Alyssa Bustamante Mug Shot

Alyssa Bustamante was 15 years old when she confessed to strangling Elizabeth, repeatedly stabbing her in the chest and slicing the girl's throat.

She led police to the shallow grave where she had concealed Elizabeth's body under a blanket of leaves in the woods behind their neighborhood.

With her hands shackled to her waist and her feet shackled together, Bustamante rose and faced Elizabeth's mother and siblings on Wednesday.

"I know that words," she said, pausing for air, "can never be enough and they can never adequately describe how horribly I feel for all of this."

She added: "If I could give my life to get her back I would. I'm sorry."

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Ellen DeGeneres was recently named a spokesperson for JC Penney.

Once this news broke, a conservative organization known as One Million Moms quickly launched an offensive to get the comedian fired from the gig. Bill O'Reilly addressed this topic on Fox News last night, taking the side that anyone is free to simply not shop at JC Penney... but to lobby for Ellen's ousting is un-American and wrong.

DeGeneres also touched on the scandal during her talk show monologue, keeping it short, but relying on two points:

  1. A number of comments left on the One Million Moms' own Facebook page are in support of JC Penney and express their authors' intention to shop there even more now.
  2. Have a problem with Ellen's "traditional values," as the group claims citizens should? Here they are: Honesty. Quality. Kindness. Compassion.

Vote now: Do you think Ellen should be fired from this role?

 

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Amy Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting was targeted by a woman in Iowa who claimed to have compromising photos of her and tried to leverage money from TLC.

Federal court documents show Teresa Hunt was arrested February 1 after she apparently sent TLC executives letters demanding that they either:

  1. Cancel 19 Kids and Counting, or
  2. Pay her $10,000 in exchange for her not releasing photos of Amy and a 56-year-old musician engaged in "apparently intimate situations."
A. Duggar

Amy, an aspiring country singer and the 25-year-old niece of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, said in a statement that there are no compromising photos of her with the musician, whom she has known for quite some time as a friend.

"It's totally untrue. He is a longtime family friend who has always been supportive of my music career. He's a good Christian man and it's upsetting that his generosity has been exploited like this," Amy Duggar said.

It's not clear why Teresa Hunt felt they were worth selling in that case, but good to know the 19 Duggar kids can still look up to their cousin.

No word if Amy's as psyched up about Rick Santorum's wins in the Republican primary race last night as Jim Bob, Michelle and their brood.

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Seal's split from Heidi Klum was one of the most shocking celebrity divorces in recent memory, but the parting of ways appeared to have been scandal-free.

Or was it? A new tabloid report suggests that may not be the case.

According to an alleged family insider, the couple, who married in May 2005, got into a full-blown screaming match at their L.A. home in mid-January.

A screaming match that led to even worse.

Heidi and Seal Picture

"Heidi told friends that Seal just lost it," the insider said, according to Radar and Star. "He was screaming - and, she said, he pushed her. It was horrible."

The encounter escalated to the point that Heidi's security guard had to intervene, reports say. "He had to physically restrain Seal," the source adds.

While Seal's temper has been widely rumored as a cause of the breakup, it's not clear if this fight or any other incidents pushed Heidi over the edge.

Publicly, at least, the pair insists the separation is mutual and amicable, and Seal even said on Ellen that a reconciliation may happen down the line.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Mimi Alford is not letting John F. Kennedy rest in peace.

This former White House intern appeared with NBC's Meredith Vieira yesterday and hyped her upcoming memoir, which will be released tomorrow and which alleges she carried on an 18-month affair with JFK while he was in office.

The book is titled "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy."

Mimi Alford Picture

Why would she possibly reveal this information now?

"It's not so much that I feel that I'm exposing myself, it's that I'm really unburdening myself - it was a very difficult thing for me to do," Alford says in an interview that will air in its entirety tomorrow night on Rock Center with Brian Williams.

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Country singer Randy Travis, 52, has issued an apology after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church early yesterday morning.

Denton County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Reedy says police in the town of Sanger, Texas, arrested Travis after spotting a vehicle parked in front of a church.

They found an open bottle of wine and Travis smelling of alcohol.

Randy Travis Pic

Reedy says Travis, whose country hits include “Forever and Ever, Amen,” was brought to the Denton County jail about 1:30 a.m. and released six hours later.

Travis, who split with his wife-manager of 19 years Lib Hatcher in 2010, was let go after he was booked on the misdemeanor charge of public intoxication.

The singer, who lives in the small town of Tioga near Sanger, apologized in a statement “for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl.”

We can understand that feeling - it was a pretty great game, unless you're Gisele Bundchen - but no need to booze it up in the car outside a church, Randy.

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Exposed body parts from the Super Bowl continue to stir up controversy across the Internet.

With M.I.A.'s immature finger flip causing both NBC and the NFL to apologize, GLADD is now up in arms over comments made last night by CNN contributor Roland Martin.

While watching the Giants victory over the Patriots, Martin Tweeted the following in response to David Beckham's underwear ad for H&M (below):

Roland Martin Tweet

GLADD noticed and wrote back: "Advocates of gay bashing have no place at CNN," to which Martin then replied:

"You're clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you're way off base."

The gay rights organization has since sent around an online petition that pushes for to Martin be fired. It has collected approximately 2,000 signatures so far.

What do you think of Martin's comments? Homophobic? Or just lame and unfunny? Should he be fired?

 

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You won't believe this, but the Parents Television Council (PTC) has something to say about the bird that M.I.A. flipped during last night's Super Bowl halftime show.

As previously reported and depicted, this rapper aimed her middle finger directly at a NBC camera during her brief time on stage with Madonna, an act that resulted in both the network and the NFL issuing an apology.

But the PTC has now released its own statement, coming down on the league for promising a clean show.

“NBC fumbled and the NFL lied because a performer known as M.I.A. felt it necessary to flip off millions of families,” wrote PTC president Tim Winter. “It is unfortunate that a spectacular sporting event was overshadowed once again by broadcasting the selfish acts of a desperate performer.

"Last week the NFL formally told the PTC – and the American public – that the Super Bowl halftime show would be ‘appropriate.’ Most families would agree that the middle finger aimed directly at them is not appropriate, especially during the most-watched television event of the year.”

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This story is pretty much as awful as it gets.

Josh Powell, a suspect in his wife's 2009 disappearance, set up an explosion of his home yesterday that resulted in his own death, along with the death of his two sons.

Suspected Killer

As first reported by The Seattle Times, a case worker dropped Powell's two kids of at his house in Graham, Washington yesterday and was then "forced out," said a spokesman for Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, adding: "An explosion happened shortly thereafter."

Authorities later recovered three bodies from the rubble who they believe are Josh Powell and his sons Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5.

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What would a Super Bowl halftime show be without a little controversy, right?

While all boobs remained in place, and no wardrobes malfunctioned, during the Madonna-based performance tonight, rapper M.I.A. - who joined The Material Girl and Nicki Minaj on stage for a rendition of "Give Me All Your Luvin" - is making headlines for the exposure of another body part.

She raised her middle finger to a NBC camera.

In a couple hilarious statements, the NFL first wrote of the gesture and image above:

“There was a failure in NBC’s delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans.”

This, naturally, led to a response from NBC, which reads: “The NFL hired the talent and produced the halftime show. Our system was late to obscure the inappropriate gesture and we apologize to our viewers.”

So, should M.I.A. get fined for the move? Of course. Not because it's especially lewd, simply because it's such an incredibly lame cry for attention.

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